Monday Escapes #68

Welcome back to Monday Escapes.  Another fortnight that has gone by in the blink of an eye!

We’ve had a quiet couple of weeks for once, we stayed with family in Yorkshire last weekend and all popped to a local farm to pick pumpkins which was good fun.  We’ve also got stuck in with a few DIY projects at home.  (Thank goodness we have some fun weekends coming up because I’m not keen on DIY to be honest!)  Here on the blog I’ve been reminiscing about our honeymoon in Hawaii and sharing our favourite days out in Lake Maggiore, where we spent the last week of our summer holidays.  Our Bookings For You Italian villa giveaway winner has also just been announced! Our giveaway winner revealed (and an exclusive discount for everyone who entered!)

Without further ado, Monday Escapes…

Monday Escapes is all about looking back at wonderful, happy travel memories and sharing them with others. It doesn’t have to be about a trip abroad or even be a written post. If you want to share your favourite snapshots – whether it’s a famous sight, scene, dramatic view or even a favourite family photo, then please feel free to link those up, too. Likewise, posts don’t have to be about holidays or weekends away, they can also include day trips, walks, attractions – any travel experience that you want to share.

We are also absolutely delighted to link up with Lonely Planet to offer our number one favourite blog post of the fortnight either a destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range. (See T&C’s below). Just another great reason to link up with Monday Escapes!

What’s in it for you?

The number one thing is you’ll be sharing your fantastic posts with a like-minded community and grabbing some travel inspiration for yourself. As a bonus you have a chance to have your blog post featured on all four, yes four of the hosts’ blogs each fortnight, introducing your blog to even more people. (Karen at Mini Travellers, Sarah at Extraordinary Chaos, Claire at Tin Box Traveller and myself).  Our number one favourite post of the fortnight will also win a Lonely Planet destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range. How great is that?! (*T&C’s – The chosen Lonely Planet book must be in English and can only be sent to bloggers living within Europe).

Our favourite posts from last time

I loved reading Mary’s account of her family’s travels around Belgium and France in their caravan.  When planning a trip Mary tried to cram in as many stops as possible (which is exactly what I do) including a stopover in Paris and a visit to beautiful Bruges.  It was hilarious to read about her son flashing the locals!

travels around Belgium and France in a caravan www.extraordinarychaos.com
Melissa also completely convinced me to book a winter short break in Seville after reading this post!

Spain-in-winter- www.extraordinarychaos.comClaire loved drooling over the stunning architecture of the Reichstag in this post by Sharon. She is yet to visit Berlin but will be adding this onto her bucket list.

Visiting The Reichstag in Berlin This is a superb round-up of a 10 day itinerary in India. Jenny and Jason cover everything from places to visit to how to get there and where you should spend more time if you can. Such a handy guide for anyone planning a similar trip.

Our Northern India itinerary with young kids And our favourite post is Melissa’s (the Family Voyage) – Spain in Winter post, we all want to visit and enjoy the festivities after reading her article.

So how do you join in this time?

* Link up one post/photo – old or new using the InLinkz tool.  **Sarah is our host this week over at Extraordinary Chaos**
* Please make sure to include the Monday Escapes badge at the bottom of the post, on your site, or a link back to the hosts.
* Posts are anything travel-related, and can include photos, reviews, days out, attractions and walks – at home or abroad.
* Comment on posts by the co-hosts and at least two others. Blog hops only work if you share the comment love. That’s why they’re so great!
* If you tweet any of us your links @minitravellers @sarahjchristie @tinboxtraveller or @travellovinfam, please use #MondayEscapes and we will be sure to retweet.

Monday Escapes will go live every two weeks, alternating between the hosts and will be open Monday to Wednesday. Every fortnight we will be giving a shout out to some of our favourite posts and photos.

There is also a Monday Escapes Pinterest Board – so if you’d like to start pinning some of your favourite photos, do get in touch.

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